The Morning After: Sphere tests its giant LED video dome in Las Vegas

The Morning After: Sphere tests its giant LED video dome in Las Vegas
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MSG and Sphere Entertainment have started fully testing the Sphere, a 17,600-seat venue near The Venetian with an animated outer dome and a wraparound internal 16K LED screen. It displays images, video and animation on the outside and the inside, apparently opening up entirely new concert and cinematic experiences.

MSG’s James Dolan and David Dibble explained to Rolling Stone the aim is to create a VR experience without the “damn goggles.” Creators use a special camera to produce footage that envelops the audience. Construction started in 2019, but the pandemic and technological complexity have brought costs close to $2.3 billion, making it the most expensive venue in Las Vegas to date. And this is Las Vegas – not a place of humble, small-scale buildings and structures. 

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